Goanese by Sir Howard Hodgkin

Goanese is a hybrid form of print made by the artist Howard Hodgkin in the 107 Workshop at Shaw, Wiltshire.


Gouache and carborundum printing on intaglio impressed Khadi paper
72 × 90.5cm
Art Fund grant:
£26,000 ( Total: £48,500)
Acquired in:
Gagosian Gallery

It forms part of the series Indian Waves, made by Hodgkin between 1990 and 1991. The 107 Workshop belongs to printmaker Jack Shirreff, a collaborator of Hodgkin's since 1986. The foundation for this work is a carborundum print made using aluminium plates, carborundum powder, bonding agent, water and oil-based inks. The print is made on handmade Khadi paper brought back by Hodgkin from India. Once the print dried, Hodgkin applied bold sweeps of yellow and black colour across the image in gouache. It is this gestural painting that gives Goanese its lyrical quality. The inspiration for the picture comes from remembered views of ocean and horizon which Hodgkin experienced in India, a country that he loves. This gouache is one of 30 Indian Waves prints discovered in Shirreff's workshop in 2014 and later exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery in London. Goanese will now hang in the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – where, in 1952, Hodgkin exhibited his paintings publicly for the first time.

This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.


The artist.

Venue details

Victoria Art Gallery By Pulteney Bridge, BATH Somerset BA2 4AT 01225 477233 www.victoriagal.org.uk

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